For years, we’ve heard how the world is much less religious than America, and that America is a bit of an outlier when it comes to the relationship between economic development of a country and the religiosity of its citizens.
Well, the world has only gotten less religious, and it appears as though America is finally mirroring this godless trend according to two recent Pew surveys. The first survey, released Dec. 17, shows that one of every six people worldwide has no religious affiliation, which makes the “nones” the third-largest religious group worldwide (behind Muslims and Christians) with 16 percent of the global population. This survey is consistent with previous studies on global religiosity, which often find that the number of religious people is about 80-90 percent of the global population.
To read the rest of this Washington Post On Faith article from American Humanist Association Executive Director Roy Speckhardt, click here.